Business Improvement Manager

Satair - Ashburn, VA4.5

With more than USD 1.4 bn in revenue, Satair is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Airbus SAS and a world leader in sales and distribution of spare parts for aircraft maintenance. We integrate the entire aerospace value chain connecting both ends of the aerospace aftermarket.

Every day our 1,000 employees at 10 offices and locations around the world work hard to build and sustain supplier relationships and to support airlines and MROs in optimizing their spare parts management, maximizing their distribution networks and realizing their business potential. We are devoted to creating innovative and reliable solutions for our business partners, continuously lifting industry standards. What we do is so much more than distribution, support and service. We deliver excellence. We connect people and business partners all over the world.

You will get a challenging job in an innovative, growing, global company with a world-class service ambition. Our culture is non-bureaucratic, with a hands-on professional approach and always focused on how Satair can help our customers and suppliers become more competitive in the long term.

Position Summary:
Satair USA an Airbus company is seeking a highly-motivated and committed individual who can inspire and lead project teams, and also work independently to assist in providing analytical support to both operational activities and improvement projects in the context of global aircraft material management services. This position reports directly to the Head of Operations Americas and will conduct a wide variety of analytical studies, process analysis, and project work and apply results in an effective manner by adopting alternate methods, out-of-the box thinking and new approaches to achieve process, project and governance improvements.

Primary Responsibilities:
Improve regionalization activities: 30%
Responsible for setting up project management governance & methodology analyses
Analyze and improve Group wide synergies & set values for opportunities
Support the development & develop a synopsis of business opportunities, tactical planning & results execution.
Responsible to manage and coordinate different projects within the Operations parameter in the Airbus and Satair after Sales business.

Improve Operations, Product Management & Service Management: 30%
Responsible for the local set up and building interfaces between Product Management, Service Management and Sales including priority administration, monitoring and maintaining drumbeat energy to completion.
Conduct analyses and make proposals on most effective means to improve processes and customer satisfaction.
Support operations performance analysis and resulting action proposals to ensure performance efforts lead to maximum return.
Ensure process and business consistency in the operational environment through stakeholder management with impacted functions such as: IT, Finance, and transnational Process management.
Lead innovation projects and execute improvements: 30%
Lead innovation in multi-functional teams at all levels within an organization.
Partner with different business entities (Satair and Airbus) to visualize impacts and potential development of business opportunities for future planning, enabling best practice sharing and fact-based decision making.
Act as focal point for requests on Research & Technology supply chain matters and perform feasibility studies, simulations and develop projected forecasts.

Additional Responsibilities:
Perform additional tasks and assignments as directed by Management (10%).

Qualified Experience / Skills / Training:
Bachelor / Master degree in General Management, Customer Services, Information Technology, Engineering, Supply Chain or Finance or combination of education and experience.
Foreign language (German or French) is a plus

3 to 5 years of General Management, Customer Services, Engineering or Supply Chain experience within the Aerospace Industry
Prior experience that indicates ability to get up to speed quickly with proprietary applications and emerging technology
Specific experience in data analysis and presentation skills required
Financial expertise and budget experience preferred
Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed mode with minimal supervision
Ability to create methodologies and structures as well as simplify conclusions and recommendations
Energetic, enthusiastic, success-orientated combined with attention to detail and clear analytical thinking

Knowledge, Skills, Demonstrated Capabilities:
Exceptional skills in the use of Microsoft Office: able to use tools with speed and accuracy. Advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint preferred
Experience in a business support or project management role is preferred and strong interest to grow in leadership
Ability to effectively lead others without direct supervisory authority and demonstrated ability to plan, motivate and energize a diverse group of team members from multiple functions.
Communication Skills (Spoken, Written, Influencing, Proficiency in Other Languages):

Clear and concise verbal, written and presentation skills
Ability to interact across the organizational in a positive, constructive & energy driven manner

Travel Required:
5% both Domestic and International

Authorized to Work in the US

Decision Making, Complexity:
Recommendations out of market studies, process analysis or business synergy benchmarks
Independent decision making within own project scope and responsibilities

Organizational information:
Reports to Head of Operations Americas based in Ashburn and responsibly for the 3 sites Miami, Altanta and Ashburn

Job Dimensions, Contributions to Success:
Cost optimization
Improve Operations, Product Mgnt & Service Mgnt Time to get a fix leadtime
Process improvements
Business opportunities in terms of revenue and EBIT

Nature of Contacts:
Involved communication on a regular basis with internal and external parties

SATAIR USA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.

As a matter of policy, SATAIR USA, Inc., does not sponsor visas for US positions unless specified. Only applicants with current work authorization will be considered.

SATAIR USA, Inc. does not offer tenured or guaranteed employment. Either the company or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice.